House passes MLK resolution year after pulling Memphis celebration money

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 27, 2019 6:28 PM CT
<span><strong>Republican state Rep. William Lamberth speaks on the opening day of the 111th General Assembly Jan. 8, 2019. After the House passed resolutions last week honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and condemning racism, Lamberth said the resolutions were only "words on paper" and called for the House to "put them into action."</strong> (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)</span>

Republican state Rep. William Lamberth speaks on the opening day of the 111th General Assembly Jan. 8, 2019. After the House passed resolutions last week honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and condemning racism, Lamberth said the resolutions were only "words on paper" and called for the House to "put them into action." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

A year after the state House of Representatives pulled $250,000 from Memphis' bicentennial celebration as retribution for the removal of Confederate monuments, local legislators are hoping the body is moving in a new direction.

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John Ray Clemmons John DeBerry Karen Camper William Lamberth
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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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